The Repair Me balm from Skin Repair is an “all purpose protective balm suitable for all skins”.
Basically, it is an all rounder for you to soothe all dry bits around the body. I find it is quite rich, so it doesn’t really work for my face. I also didn’t like as a lip balm. However, it works very well for the rougher parts: heels, elbows, it is also quite nice on the cuticles. Now my favourite use for it: blisters and calluses on my hands from doing the aerial hoop.
Yes, I just started the hoop, and this is probably (and hopefully – wishful thinking), when my soft, thin hand skin will suffer the most. So I started to apply this balm many times a day. And lathering it on at night before bed. The broken blisters felt soothed, and the skin roughness was diminished. After a couple days, I could notice that it helped the healing process.
The Repair Me balm is translucent white in colour and has an almost solid consistency. However, it melts and liquefies in contact with the skin, making application very smooth. Most of it is absorbed, but a thin layer does linger on for a bit.
It contains quality plant oils which help to soften, protect and repair dry areas. The ingredients are: caprylic/capric triglyceride, C10-18 triglycerides, acacia decurrens/jojoba/sunflower seed wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, glyceryl behenate, persea gratissima oil, tocopherol, ascorbyl palmitate, ascorbic acid, lecithin, alchol and citric acid.
Skin Repair is a skincare range “inspired by mother nature and formulated by scientists” , and their products work to strengthen the natural protective barriers in our skin, making it less vulnerable to external agents, whilst also repairing and offering the needed nutrients. Their products are also free from parabens, emulsifiers, preservatives, perfume and mineral oils.
The main downside for me is the price: £24.99 for 50ml. It does go a long way and I won’t deny it has been a godsend for me in this case – it has done wonders for my battered, sore, blistered hands. It is also worth bearing in mind the technology behind this brand, but with this price tag, it doesn’t quite fit my budget.
You can get the Repair Me balm from the Skin Repair website, where you can also browse their range of products for all skin types, but especially suitable for skin barrier disorders, eczema, rosacea and sensitivity.